In Moscow and St. Petersburg, a huge shipment of smuggling Xiaomi was detained at customs. They were imported under the guise of Russian smartphones INOI .
The recipient was RBC Development LLC, and the total cost of imported devices was 340 million rubles, plus a savings of 60 million rubles. This scheme “Development” used since 2018 for the importation of various electronics.
The scheme works when the supplier contacts a Chinese factory collecting one or several different brands of smartphones and asks to send some devices under the guise of others.
Actually, everything is logical. They do not take money for inoi supplies, as this is a Russian brand, despite the fact that their smartphones are assembled in China. The level of delivery of “gray” Xiaomi gadgets in Russia is 40%. Why not take a chance, suddenly get lucky. [Kommersant ]